#CountryKids – Eden Project

Now some of you may be aware that in February half term we went and stayed at the brilliant Coombe Mill and for the next few Country Kids I will be writing about the various days out we went on just in case some of you plan on visiting them shortly.
The first place we’ll feature is The Eden Project which I’m sure 90% of people have heard of for those of you that haven’t this is what the website says

The Eden Project is an exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you.

I’ve always wanted to visit The Eden Project and there was no way we was going to miss this one out while in Cornwall. The brilliant thing is it’s only a 30 minute drive from Coombe Mill so you can still do the feed run in the morning and still get there before lunch.

Eden Project

When you first get to Eden and go through the entrance you are greeted by the wonderful Biome’s that really are very impressive and they seem a lot larger than you’d imagine.

To get to the Biomes you walk thought some little gardens that in the Spring and Summer time would look very impressive but for us they just had labels saying what will be there in the future so a little disappointing.

When you get to the Biomes you have the choice of either the Rainforest or Mediterranean and we decided on the Mediterranean Biome which features various plants and fruit from Spain, South Africa and California and it also includes various bits of art.

Med Biome

And this for me was interesting however the girls seemed pretty bored. DSC_0105

After playing in this African straw hut it was time to head to the Rainforest Biome.

The first thing you notice is how hot it is in there, normally there is a cool off hut but this wasn’t open for use, another tip is DO NOT USE YOUR DSLR, it’s so hot and humid the lense will steam up. Use a mobile phone instead.

In the Rainforest Biome there’s a lot more things for the children to look at as well as a stunning waterfall.

They seemed to be a lot of work in this Biome and due to this you couldn’t get right up to the top and closer to the waterfall which was a shame.

If you’re going there expecting lots of things for the children to do you may be disappointed. My two girls are 5 and 2 and honestly didn’t enjoy it that much. This cost us £51.50 to get in and would have been more but under 3’s get in free and we only spent may be 4 hours in there at the most and that included lunch.

The shops are brilliant and you could get so much in there at a price.

May be we went at the wrong time of year when they are changing various things but I would have liked them to teach you more about becoming green and things you could do at home to help the environment.

I think in the future the girls would enjoy it but they’d have to be 10 years + I would say.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  • Red Rose Mummy

    March 2, 2013 at 11:43 am Reply

    Oh, how disappointing. I really want go the Eden Project but might to rethink if we go to Cornwall soon.

  • Jennypaulin

    March 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm Reply

    i have only visited in the evening to see concerts as they got a lot of good bands/singers there in the summer. i know that during the summer months they do a lot more activities for kids but sadly it is expensive and that price would put me off from going. still at least you can say you have been now x

  • Sarah Wood

    March 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    I love the Eden Project, but we always go to Cornwall in summer when it’s packed. Last time we went I got a bit freaked out (claustrophobic) in the Rainforest biome and had to get out and sit in the cafe! So perhaphs you can’t win – too crowded in summer, not enough to see in winter?!

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    March 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm Reply

    It’s such a shame that you didn’t have a fulfilling day at the Eden Project. Normally during half term they have activities for children of all age groups. They also have story time and/or live music performed in the Med Biome. Was the ice rink still there? They have these fantastic penguins that help the younger children to skate on the ice.

  • TheBoyandMe

    March 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm Reply

    The Eden Project is amazing but I do think that you might have visited it at the wrong time of year as in the height of Summer it’s absolutely fabulous with all the crops and flowers. The Mediterranean biome is unfortunately the worst bit, the rainforest biome is excellent because of the various crops and educational bits that are there.

  • pinkoddy

    March 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I have to say I’ve never been but only heard good things about it. Will bear in mind what you said about waiting until the boys are older though.

  • sabrina montagnoli

    March 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    It is hard to entertain the younger ones in places like this if they don’t have something specific on geared towards them. I know my wee man finds it difficult unless there are fish to look at and usually I just take advantage of the space to run about. That though does not justify the price!

  • Sara

    March 3, 2013 at 7:27 am Reply

    I think you may be right about going at a different time of year. We went in the summer 2 years ago when our boys were 6 and 2 and they loved it. There was a den building area and lots to do. We also got in at a huge discount which always helps the enjoyment factor!

  • Emma Wright

    March 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm Reply

    I haven’t been but would like to visit, maybe when the kids are older. I think you can use Tesco clubcard vouchers which help with Tim cost .

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